German Language and Culture in North Texas

The Dallas Goethe Center is an institution dedicated to fostering German language and culture in North Texas. Founded in 1965, it serves the community by developing an appreciation and understanding of German art, drama, music, language, literature and history, and cultivates mutual understanding between the people of German speaking countries and those of the United States of America.

Throughout the year we support musical performances, exhibitions, a German film series, lectures and other cultural and educational programs.

German language classes are offered to children, teens and adults of all ages. Students learn how to speak, read and write German and benefit from the unique cultural environment that the Dallas Goethe Center offers its students, members and friends. In May 2015, we entered a partnership with the Goethe-Institut, Germany's official cultural institute, which allows us to offer their highly-rated and worldwide acknowledged language examinations. Learn more about our language programs HERE.

The Dallas Goethe Center invites individuals, families, organizations and corporations to join us in fostering German culture in North Texas. Learn more about membership HERE.


The next semester starts August 20, 2016.
8/20 to 11/12 | Sa | 9:30 am to noon | 12 weeks of instruction | 2.5 hours per week | $250
Campus Location: 4015 Normandy Ave, Dallas, TX 75205 (First Unitarian Church of Dallas, near Highland Park Village)

We will offer level courses for beginning, intermediate and advanced students following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and standards set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). We welcome children, teens and adults to join us this fall. Register HERE.

LOOKING AHEAD... the winter semester starts December 3, 2016 and the spring semester March 18, 2017. This new schedule provides students with the opportunity to achieve one CEFR proficiency level within approximately a year of study and may be accomplished by participating in 3 consecutive 12-week courses with 2.5 hours of classroom time per week.  

If you are interested in a personalized solution that is tailored to your needs and interests -- individual tutoring, a course for a group of friends, your homeschooling group, or your employees -- just contact us. We will be happy to help you.

NEW! We will offer the Goethe-Institut German language examinations on Sunday, September 11, 2016. They can be taken by students in our program as well as by external candidates. If you are interested in taking an exam, please email us at to obtain more information and a registration form. The deadline for the September test date is August 12, 2016. More information about the GI language exams may be found HERE.

 QUESTIONS? Just email us at or call us at 469.708.8342.